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  • Posted in thread: How do I avoid grassy flavors in well hopped beers. on 08-10-2015 at 12:22 PM
    Could it be the hop varieties you are using? That would be one of the first things I'd consider
    beyond dry hopping time, which yours seems perfectly fine. Has this happened when you use hops
    other tha...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping and hops in the bottle on 08-06-2015 at 12:55 PM
    I tried the experiment of dropping a hop pellet or two in a bottle, and it actually was pretty
    nice after a day or so. Like others, I would imagine the problem would come in any long period
    of exposur...

  • Posted in thread: Dryhopping with gelatin. on 08-06-2015 at 12:51 PM
    I'm not sure what would happen, but I am wondering first and foremost what you are trying to
    accomplish. Are you worried that the gelatin will strip your hop character on the dry hop? Some
    people clai...

  • Posted in thread: Citra/Galaxy IPA on 08-05-2015 at 12:19 PM
    I agree on ditching the table sugar. If you are trying to give the beer more body, the table
    sugar will be counterproductive.

  • Posted in thread: Hops used the most? on 08-02-2015 at 08:52 PM
    Looking back over my last few years of brewing I'd say columbus. There's something raw and
    classic to me about sticking my face into a bag of columbus hops, or its aroma flying out of
    the glass.

  • Posted in thread: Gelatin and dry hopping. Loss of flavor/aroma? on 07-31-2015 at 12:41 AM
    I do this often and it has never ruined an IPA. I wouldn't worry about it, especially
    considering how heavy handed you are with the dry hopping. You might lose a little aroma, but
    not much. I always f...

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin Ale Additions - Timing on 08-13-2014 at 11:29 PM
    I mash with pumpkin as well, and although it doesn't contribute to the gravity, I find that it
    provides some mouth feel to the final product. I don't care about getting flavor from the
    pumpkin itself ...

  • Posted in thread: Grassy Taste - Saaz Hops? on 08-13-2014 at 11:24 PM
    Saaz do have a light grassy aroma and taste to them. There's certainly the possibility that
    they are causing this. At the same time however high fermentation temps can give you all sorts
    of off flavor...

  • Posted in thread: Are glass carboys really better than buckets??? on 11-14-2013 at 12:31 AM
    I prefer glass because I like to be able to observe what's happening without exposing my beer
    to o2, the ease of sanitizing, and longevity factors. Plus call me crazy but I like to avoid
    plastic as mu...

  • Posted in thread: Does US05 give off peach esters at high temps or low? on 10-27-2013 at 01:23 PM
    I have used 05 many times and for me, I would get the peach from it when fermenting in the low
    60s. It wasn't necessarily a bad flavor, but it did seem to take over the beer. I find 05 to be
    at its cl...


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